The Making of 2001 A Space Odyssey

Author: Stephanie Schwam
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780307757609
Release Date: 2010-07-21
Genre: Performing Arts

"If 2001 has stirred your emotions, your subconscious, your mythological yearnings, then it has succeeded."--Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick's extraordinary movie 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1969. The critics initially disliked it, but the public loved it. And eventually, the film took its rightful place as one of the most innovative, brilliant, and pivotal works of modern cinema. The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey consists of testimony from Kubrick's collaborators and commentary from critics and historians. This is the most complete book on the film to date--from Stanley Kubrick's first meeting with screenwriter Arthur C. Clarke to Kubrick's exhaustive research to the actual shooting and release of the movie. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 9780795330704
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Genre: Fiction

The year is 2001, and cosmonauts uncover a mysterious monolith that has been buried on the Moon for at least three million years. To their astonishment, the monolith releases an equally mysterious pulse—a kind of signal—in the direction of Saturn after it is unearthed. Whether alarm or communication, the human race must know what the signal is—and who it was intended for. The Discovery and its crew, assisted by the highly advanced HAL 9000 computer system, sets out to investigate. But as the crew draws closer to their rendezvous with a mysterious and ancient alien civilization, they realize that the greatest dangers they face come from within the spacecraft itself. HAL proves a dangerous traveling companion, and the crew must outwit him to survive. This novel version of the famous Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey was written by Clarke in conjunction with the movie’s production. It is meant to stand as a companion piece, and it offers a complementary narrative that’s loaded with compelling science fiction ideas. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Clarke is widely revered as one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, esteemed alongside Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, a trio known informally as the “Big Three.” Before his death in 2008, he authored more than 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections and laid the groundwork for science fiction as we know it today. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke’s work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings. Clarke’s short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

2001 A Space Odyssey Das Motiv der Reise in Stanley Kubricks Science fiction Film

Author: Claudia Zimny
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640788934
Release Date: 2011-01-03
Genre: Literary Collections

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1996 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, Note: 2,0, Universität Duisburg-Essen (Fachbereich 3 – Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften, Fach Anglistik/Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: "The Blue Highways: Reisen durch beide Amerika im 20. Jahrhundert", WS 1995/96, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Jeder hat schon einmal in irgendeiner Form eine Reise angetreten, sei es eine Erholungsreise, eine Abenteuerreise, eine Pilgerreise oder eine Bildungsreise. Die wachsende Tourismusbranche zeigt, dass die Zahl der Reisenden (oft zu immer exotischeren Zielen) Jahr für Jahr zunimmt. Warum birgt die Vorstellung, für eine gewisse Zeit aus dem gewohnten Umfeld auszubrechen, eine Faszination, der man sich nur schwer entziehen kann? Der amerikanische Regisseur Stanley Kubrick griff 1968 *das* klassische Motiv der Reise, die Odyssee, wieder auf und setze es mit seinem Science fiction Film "2001: A Space Odyssey" in den modernen Kontext der Weltraumfahrt. In der vorliegenden Arbeit soll an Hand von "2001" die Darstellung der "Reise" als Symbol für den Lebens- oder Entwicklungsweg des Menschen analysiert werden. Das Ziel der Arbeit ist, die bleibende Faszination am Thema der Reise (und zu reisen) zu ergründen, die eng verbunden ist mit dem Phänomen, dass Kubricks Science fiction Film auch nach fast 30 Jahren nichts von seiner Aussagekraft eingebüßt hat.

Stanley Kubrick s 2001 A Space Odyssey

Author: Robert Kolker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199884018
Release Date: 2006-03-23
Genre: Performing Arts

Almost all students have seen 2001, but virtually none understand its inheritance, its complexities, and certainly not its ironies. The essays in this collection, commissioned from a wide variety of scholars, examine in detail various possible readings of the film and its historical context. They also examine the film as a genre piece--as the summa of science fiction that simultaneously looks back on the science fiction conventions of the past (Kubrick began thinking of making a science fiction film during the genre's heyday in the fifties), rethinks the convention in light of the time of the film's creation, and in turn changes the look and meaning of the genre that it revived--which now remains as prominent as it was almost four decades ago. Constructed out of its director's particular intellectual curiosity, his visual style, and his particular notions of the place of human agency in the world and, in this case, the universe, 2001 is, like all of his films, more than it appears, and it keeps revealing more the more it is seen. Though their backgrounds and disciplines differ, the authors of this essay collection are united by a talent for vigorous yet incisive writing that cleaves closely to the text--to the film itself, with its contextual and intrinsic complexities--granting readers privileged access to Kubrick's formidable, intricate classic work of science fiction.

2001 A Space Odyssey

Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101664155
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Genre: Fiction

The classic science fiction novel that captures and expands on the vision of Stanley Kubrick’s immortal film—and changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man ventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other. This allegory about humanity’s exploration of the universe—and the universe’s reaction to humanity—is a hallmark achievement in storytelling that follows the crew of the spacecraft Discovery as they embark on a mission to Saturn. Their vessel is controlled by HAL 9000, an artificially intelligent supercomputer capable of the highest level of cognitive functioning that rivals—and perhaps threatens—the human mind. Grappling with space exploration, the perils of technology, and the limits of human power, 2001: A Space Odyssey continues to be an enduring classic of cinematic scope.

2001 Odyssee im Weltraum

Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641116804
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Fiction

Eine Reise in die Unendlichkeit Zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts entdecken irdische Raumfahrer, die auf dem Mond eine Basis errichten, in einem Krater ein uraltes Artefakt: Einen schwarzen Monolithen, der Signale ins All sendet. Eine Forschungsexpedition an Bord des Raumschiffes Discovery, dessen Funktionen komplett von HAL 9000, einem Supercomputer, gesteuert wird, macht sich auf den Weg, um das Rätsel zu lösen. Doch während des langes Fluges kommt es zu einem offenen Kampf zwischen HAL und der menschlichen Besatzung - und auf den Sieger wartet das Tor zur Unendlichkeit.

2001 A Space Odyssey

Author: Peter Krämer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781844575589
Release Date: 2017-10-07
Genre: Performing Arts

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is widely regarded as one of the best films ever made. It has been celebrated for its beauty and mystery, its realistic depiction of space travel and dazzling display of visual effects, the breathtaking scope of its story, which reaches across millions of years, and the thought-provoking depth of its meditation on evolution, technology and humanity's encounters with the unknown. 2001 has been described as the most expensive avant-garde movie ever made and as a psychedelic trip, a unique expression of the spirit of the 1960s and as a timeless masterpiece. Peter Krämer's insightful study explores the complex origins of the film, the unique shape it took and the extraordinary impact it made on contemporary audiences. Drawing on new research in the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts London, Krämer challenges many of the widely-held assumptions about the film. He argues that 2001 was Kubrick's attempt to counter the deep pessimism of his previous film, Dr Strangelove (1964), which culminates in the explosion of a nuclear 'doomsday' device, with a more hopeful vision of humanity's future, facilitated by the intervention of mysterious extra-terrestrial artifacts. This study traces the project's development from the first letter Kubrick wrote to his future collaborator Arthur C. Clarke in March 1964 all the way to the dramatic changes Kubrick made to the film shortly before its release by MGM in April 1968. Krämer shows that, despite – or, perhaps, because of – Kubrick's daring last-minute decision to turn the film itself into a mysterious artifact, 2001 was an instant success with both critics and general audiences, and has exerted enormous influence over Hollywood's output of science fiction movies ever since. The book argues that 2001 invites us to enjoy and contemplate its sounds and images over and over again, and, if we are so inclined, to take away from it an important message of hope.

M nner Frauen und Maschinen 2001 A Space Odyssey im Kontext der Gender Studies

Author: Markus Spöhrer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640115860
Release Date: 2008

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1,3, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen (Neuphilologische Fakultat), Veranstaltung: Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality - Geschlechterkonstruktionen im Film, 12 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Im Folgenden wird Stanley Kubricks (1928-1999) Film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) im Kontext der Gender Studies analysiert. Dabei stehen Rolle, Funktion innerhalb des filmischen Narrativs und die Darstellungsweise der Geschlechter im Film im Vordergrund. Der Essay behandelt vier Hauptpunkte: Neben den beiden traditionellen" Geschlechtern mannlich" und weiblich," wird ausserdem die Maschine als Untersuchungsobjekt herangezogen. Ebenso wird ausgehend von Walter Erharts und Teresa de Lauretis' Studien herausgearbeitet, ob der Film verborgene mannliche" narrative Strukturen aufweist. Die Maschine, im Film in mehreren Variationen dargestellt, ist insofern von Interesse als dass sie zwar geschlechtslos ist, aber dennoch sowohl mannliche als auch weibliche Attribute vereinigt und auf verborgene geschlechterspezifische Rollen verweist. In einem letzten Punkt soll die Evolution der Geschlechter, wie sie in 2001: A Space Odyssey dargestellt ist, betrachtet werden. Hier wird analysiert ob und inwieweit der Film eine Evolution darstellt, die Zugunsten des Mannes/Mannlichkeit ausfallt."

Kubrick s Monolith

Author: Joe R. Frinzi
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476628677
Release Date: 2018-06-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is re-examined in a post-millennial context in this heavily researched, highly detailed study of the making of the landmark film. Its artistic and mythic pedigrees are of special interest. Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke faced a number of challenges in producing an intelligent and innovative A-list movie in what—almost a decade before Star Wars—was considered a second-class genre, science fiction. The author explores the film’s enigmatic storyline and offers a fresh perspective on several artistic elements such as production design, special effects and the use of music.

2001 A Space Odyssey and Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theory

Author: Daniel Bristow
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319694443
Release Date: 2018-01-18
Genre: Psychology

In 1968, Stanley Kubrick completed and released his magnum opus motion picture 2001: A Space Odyssey; a time that was also tremendously important in the formation of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan. Bringing these figures together, Bristow offers a study that goes beyond, as the film did. He extends Lacan’s late topological insights, delves into conceptualisations of desire, in G. W. F. Hegel, Alexandre Kojève, and Lacan himself, and deals with the major themes of cuts (filmic and psychoanalytic); space; silence; surreality; and ‘das Ding’, in relation to the movie’s enigmatic monolith. This book is a tour de force of psychoanalytic theory and space odyssey that will appeal to academics and practitioners of psychoanalysis and film studies, as well as to any fan of Kubrick’s work.

2001 the Heritage and Legacy of the Space Odyssey

Publisher: Apogee Books
ISBN: 1926837398
Release Date: 2017-08-17

In early 2017 principal photography began in Toronto Canada on Deep Six, the latest in more than eleven decades of dramatic productions set in outer space. Creator and director Davin Legyel and Co-Creator Mika Collins were following in the footsteps of Stanley Kubrick and hundreds of other film makers in an attempt to create a hyper-realistic vision of life in space. In this special Deep Six Premiere Commemorative Edition of 2001: The Heritage and the Legacy of the Space Odyssey the reader is taken on a history tour of every major space themed movie and television show created since the inception of moving pictures. Since the first space movie in 1902 the allure of spaceflight has created such massive cultural epics as Star Wars and Star Trek as well as the latest box office block busters The Martian and The Arrival. However, despite almost 50 years of advances in space flight and movie-making it is still 2001: A Space Odyssey which most fans, film makers and critics use as the yardstick against which all other space films are measured. In 2001: The Heritage and Legacy of the Space Odyssey authors Frederick I Ordway III and Robert Godwin take a trip through the most important space films ever created. This fascinating study shows how far 2001: A Space Odyssey pushed the state of the art and how it continues to affect motion pictures today. This special edition includes forewords by Davin Lengyel and his science advisor Dr Jaymie Matthews, as well as some behind the scenes images of Deep Six. It also includes a new chapter by Robert Godwin about the team which brought the world 2001: A Space Odyssey.

2061 Odyssee III

Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641116828
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Fiction

All diese Welten gehören euch – bis auf Europa Nach der Entdeckung intelligenten Lebens auf dem Jupitermond Europa und der Explosion des Jupiters, die ihn zur zweiten Sonne, Luzifer, unseres Sonnensystems machte, ist Europa ein verbotener Planet. Als das Raumschiff Galaxy auf Europa abstürzt, soll ihr das Schwesterschiff Universe zu Hilfe kommen. Während sie auf Rettung warten, untersucht die Galaxy-Crew den verbotenen Mond – und entdeckt Unglaubliches ...

2001 a Space Odyssey

Author: Arthur Charles Clarke
ISBN: 0712647767
Release Date: 1991

It has been more than forty years since the publication of this classic science fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other. This allegory about humanity's exploration of the universe, and the universe's reaction to humanity, was the basis for director Stanley Kubrick's immortal film, and lives on as a hallmark achievement in storytelling.

Das Stanley Kubrick Archiv

Author: Alison Castle
ISBN: 3822842400
Release Date: 2005

Alles über Stanley Kubrik und sein filmisches Lebenswerk in einem prächtigen xl-Band! Teil 1 enthält in chronologischer Abfolge film stills aus Kubricks Filmen - ohne Text, wie es dem Meister gefallen würde, der Erklärungen zu seinen Filmen hasste. Teil 2 widmet sich einzelnen Entwicklungsstufen seiner Arbeit. Darin enthalten: Archivbilder, Requisiten, Auszüge aus den Skripts & Drehbüchern, Notizen, Filmplakate und Interviews. Ein Lesezeichen aus 12 Frames der Originalfilmrolle von "2001 - Odyssee im Weltall" macht aus jedem Buch ein Einzelstück! Zusätzlich dazu ist eine CD beigelegt, auf der einige Interviews mit Stanley Kubrik aufgezeichnet sind.

Understanding Kubrick s 2001 A Space Odyssey

Author: James Fenwick
Publisher: Intellect (UK)
ISBN: 1783208635
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Genre: History

Scholars have been studying the films of Stanley Kubrick for decades. This book, however, breaks new ground by bringing together recent empirical approaches to Kubrick with earlier, formalist approaches to arrive at a broader understanding of the ways in which Kubrick's methods were developed to create the unique aesthetic creation that is 2001: A Space Odyssey. As the fiftieth anniversary of the film nears, the contributors explore its still striking design, vision, and philosophical structure, offering new insights and analyses that will give even dedicated Kubrick fans new ways of thinking about the director and his masterpiece.